Misty Blue – Diamine

Manufacturers since 1864, Diamine Inks relocated to this purpose built ‘state of the art’ factory in Liverpool in 1925, where they successfully carried on using the traditional methods and formulas for ink production. Over the years the company has changed hands and are now located close to the world famous Aintree Race Course



It seems (judging by the number or rather lack of reviews) that Diamine Misty Blue is one of least oppular colors in their Standard line. It’s quite surpring as it’s a blue with the twist. It’s not really regular, boring blue ink. There’s some subtle turquoise component to it. Anyway the ink is fairly wet and gives nice saturated line that starts to fade as it dries. When the ink dries the line is significantly lighter and medium saturated. I haven’t observed feathering or bleedthrough on papers I used with this ink. It has no water resistance. Lubrication is rather pleasant and the writing expeirence was positive.
As for the color – I’m not crazy about it nut I do believe it’s not just another blue ink in the sea of blue inks. As I’ve mentioned there’s some twist to it.

Drops of ink on kitchen towel

Software ID

Color range

Tomoe River – Kaweco Classic Sport, broad nib

Leuchtturm 1917 – Kaweco AL Sport, broad nib

Clairefontaine, Lamy Al-Star, medium nib

No-name notebook, Lamy Al-Star, medium nib


3 thoughts on “Misty Blue – Diamine

  1. Well, I feel one can never have too many browns. As for blue inks, to be honest I rarely use them. I think at the moment only J. Herbin Eclat de Saphire, Robert Oster Blue Night and Kyonooto Aonibi are frequent guests in my pens.

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